March 16th Update: COVID-19

Dear friend,  

"But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” - John 16:32-33
As we settle into whatever our new norm may look like during this unprecedented time, we wanted to reach out to update you on what we are doing to care for our fellowship and community. First things first, we want to make sure that every member of our church gets connected with regularly in this season. To help us to do that, please update your contact info here.
Our plan as of 3/16/20 is as follows:
Keeping you connected to the Body of Christ:  
"This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” - Hebrews 6:19
In response to local and state regulations, we have moved to Church Online and cancelled all in-person meetings until further notice. This includes Awana, Youth and Connect Groups. We have set up video conferencing for our groups and are currently working on ways for our kids and youth to stay plugged into church during this time. If you are not currently in a group, now is the time! Visit our groups page to find a group to plug into. For those of you with kids at home from school, we love these free kids ministry resources from Life Church for ideas to keep your children connected to church while at home.
Working remotely, connecting digitally:
"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” - Ephesians 4:11-12
Although our office is closed, our staff is continuing to work normal business hours and is here to answer any prayer requests, questions, concerns and most importantly, to minister to those in need. Please reply to this email with prayer requests or if you would like to speak to a member of our pastoral team. 
Your health comes first:  
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you." - Isaiah 43:1-2
We encourage our fellowship to abide by the public recommendations to self quarantine, wash their hands, socially distance, and follow best practices to protect the health and wellbeing of themselves, their family, and our community at large. 
Taking care of one another: 
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - Matthew 22:29
We also believe in supporting all members of our fellowship and community and encourage you to take action to love your neighbors. Here on some ideas on ways to do that from home: 
• Do a random act of kindness for someone in your own home.
• Print off these scripture cards and place them around your home or (after sanitizing your hands) leave them on your neighbors doorstep. 
• Call a local friend or neighbor and check in on their health and prayer needs. 
• Call a friend or family member and ask to pray with them. 
• Send an email of encouragement to a long lost friend. 
• Step outside, take a walk and give thanks to God for the beauty of His creation. 
• Post encouraging scripture on social media. 
• Invite someone to an online watch party for church on Sunday! (You can send a direct invitation to a specific service from our church online platform! Check it out here:

In addition to these steps, we will be monitoring the latest information including recommendations from the CDC and Eagle County Public Health and doing our part to stop the spread of this disease. 
We love you. We are praying for you. We are in this together. 
Mountain Life Calvary Chapel

1 Comment

Christie and Scott Somes - March 23rd, 2020 at 12:08am

Hi. I’m not sure if this is where we’re supposed to put our updated information. But I added Scott’s email too. Probably like most people, we are very unsettled during this time...which is not what God wants for us. Philippians 4:6— we keep looking to the Word and to Jesus for gentle reminders. He is in complete control—-and He wins...and we are His children—-that’s the reminder I need regularly. God bless all of you!